On This Day

What Happened on September 26, 1971

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Jim Palmer is 4th Oriole to win at least 20 games this season

Baseball Player Jim Palmer
Baseball Player
Jim Palmer
  • MP David Bleakley resigns in protest over the introduction of Internment and the lack of any new political initiatives by the Northern Ireland government
  • WGBY TV channel 57 in Springfield, MA (PBS) begins broadcasting

Famous Birthdays

  • Elva Dryer, American 1.5K/5K runner, born in Durango, Colorado
  • Patterson Thompson, West Indies cricketer (WI Test fast bowler v New Zealand 1996), born in Saint Michael, Barbados

Famous Deaths

  • Muriel Kirkland, actress (Nana, Fast Workers), dies of emphysema at 68
1971 Highlights

About September 26, 1971

Day of the Week: Sunday
How Long Ago? 49 years, 2 months and 7 days
Leap Year: No

Generation Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Pig
Star Sign: Libra